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Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Series
Fonds
18
Series
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1955]-[ca. 1973]
Physical Description
53 negatives : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
These portraits were commissioned by the various individuals photographed, generally to be used as headshots in promotional material. They were taken by Gordon Mendly at his studio, Famous Studios.
Scope and Content
Series consists of portraits of various individuals associated with Jewish communal organizations in Toronto. The portraits are arranged alphabetically and have been scanned and linked to the item level descriptions.
Accession Number
2005-2-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Photographs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 12; File 59
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Photographs series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
12
File
59
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]-[197-]
Physical Description
25 photographs : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of portraits of various individuals that have been involved with JIAS. Individuals include: Harry Wolfson; Dr. Sam B. Hurwich; Saul Hayes; Fred Catzman; Pauline Goldhar; David E. Newman; Jacob Finkelman; Sydney M. Harris; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Shindman; Bernard Papernick; John Geller; Joseph Doran; Allan Grossman; J. B. Goldhar; Morris Adams; H. Max Swartz; Dr. John L. Atkins; Joseph Fleischman; Jack Shindman; Saul Sigler; Hon. Allan McEachan; and Gaynor Jacobson.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Portraits sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Portraits sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
80
Series
5-1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1936-1958
Physical Description
43 photographs : b&w (28 negatives) ; 18 x 12 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of negatives and proofs of portraits taken by Sylvia Schwartz. Portraits were taken both in her studio and in her family home. Images taken in earlier years show the full body of the sitter in the interior of the family home. Later images are studio portraits, showing just the head and upper body of the subject.
The earliest portraits taken are of Ruth Schwartz, Sylvia's sister. They are interesting in their use of props and lighting. Other early portraits are of Gertrude and Joseph Schwartz and Fanny Solway (nee Schwartz).
Other portraits include images of Gerald, Ralph and Rhoda Halbert (the children of Sylvia's cousin Faye Halbert), Jack and Jewell Schwartz (her uncle and cousin), Isaac, Jill and Jan Shleser (her brother-in-law and nieces) and Alex, Carol and Herbert Solway (her brother-in-law, niece and nephew).
Also included in the sub-series are three self-portraits of Sylvia each taken in a different session.
Subjects
Portraits
Arrangement
Every negative does not have a corresponding print.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Nathan Silver file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 3; Item 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Nathan Silver file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
3
Item
26
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1967
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
B'nai B'rith Sportsmen Lodge dinners series
1970 dinner file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 2; File 2; Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
B'nai B'rith Sportsmen Lodge dinners series
1970 dinner file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
2
File
2
Item
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1970
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Volunteer program sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-7; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Volunteer program sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
4-7
File
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1965-1979
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of individual and group portraits of the Women's Auxiliary's volunteers. Identified in the photographs is: Sally Caplan.
Subjects
Portraits
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Administrative functions sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-12; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Administrative functions sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
4-12
File
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1959]-1979
Physical Description
49 photographs : b&w and col. (4 negatives, 12 contact sheet) ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of individual and group staff portraits. Included are portraits of Mrs. Isadore Smith, Lilian Soles, Mrs. Samuel Albert, Esther Exton, Toby Isaacs, Mrs. Valikoff, Lillian Morgenthau, Pat Friedland, Ella Himel, Ida Goldberg, Mrs. Farro, Mrs. Rubenstein, Mrs. Seligman, Alma Waldman, Mrs. Topp, Pearl Stone, Frances Wintrob, Sally Gold, Libbie Breslin (?), Anne Seidletz (?), Dorothy Newman, E. Levine, Tillie Goldberg, B. Zweig, Jean Godfrey, Mrs. Silverman, Hilda Shifman, Susan Adams, Sally Libman, and Mrs. Breslin.
Subjects
Employees
Portraits
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 1; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
1
File
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-] - [197-]
Physical Description
9 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 21 cm or smaller
1 photograph : b&w ; 24 x 19 cm in folder 36 x 29 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of various professional portraits of Phil Givens taken throughout his life.
Notes
Photography studios and photographers are identified on most of the photographs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Portraits and publicity sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Portraits and publicity sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
51
Series
4-8
Material Format
graphic material
moving images
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
12 photographs : b&w, sepia toned and col. ; 34 x 26 cm or smaller
1 DVD
1 videocassette
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of photographs and audio-visual material documenting the portraits and publicity activities of Mayor Phil Givens.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 1; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
1
File
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1928]-[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
8 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm or smaller
1 drawing (copy) : sketch ; 36 x 22 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of portraits of J.B. Salsberg. Included are photographs and one sketch.
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 1; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
1
File
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1980
Physical Description
1 drawing : brown and white chalk on felt ; 40 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one portrait of J.B. Salsberg.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 6; File 93
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Clanton Park Synagogue series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
6
File
93
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
3 photographs (1 negative) : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of portraits of Rabbi Nachum Rabinovitch and Rabbi Felder.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Park Plaza Opening file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-3; File 1; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Park Plaza Opening file
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-3
File
1
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative) ; 10 x 13 cm
Custodial History
Cecil Yolles was Louis Yolles' eldest grandchild. He was the eldest son of Sam and Mary (Wilder) Yolles.
Scope and Content
This item is a group portrait from the Park Plaza opening. Cecil and Denny Yolles are identified in the centre of the photo, seated fourth and fifth from the left.
Notes
This image has no proofs.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Park Plaza Opening file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-3; File 1; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Park Plaza Opening file
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-3
File
1
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative) ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a group portrait.
Notes
This image has no proofs.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child portraits series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 80; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Child portraits series
Level
Series
Fonds
80
Series
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1943-1953
Physical Description
80 photographs : b&w (40 negatives) ; 18 x 12 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
As a portrait photographer, Sylvia Schwartz excelled at photographing children. Through the 1940s and 1950s she carved out a niche for herself, becoming well known in Toronto for specializing in this area. Because of her special relationship with children and the bond she was able to form with them, her child portraits display her most creative work.
Scope and Content
Series consists of negatives and proofs produced by Sylvia Schwartz in her portrait studio. Images depict children aged four months to twelve years old. They are all formal portraits, showing the children with a variety of props, poses and backdrops. Some depict children by themselves, while others are pictured with their siblings.
There are forty portraits total. For most images only the last name of the child is known.
Children from prominent familes include Barbara Raxlan and David Winters. Records have been arranged alphabetically by last name at the item level.
Subjects
Children
Portraits
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 95; Series 2; File 66
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto series
Level
File
Fonds
95
Series
2
File
66
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]-[ca. 1975]
Physical Description
6 photographs : b&w ; 11 x 9 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of portraits likely of students of the Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto. Identified are portraits of: Nathan Kirsh, Naftali Neuberger, Arthur Rosenzweig, and Meir Weiss.
Notes
Photographers and photography studios are identified on the photographs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
B'nai B'rith Sportsmen Lodge dinners series
1969 dinner file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 2; File 1; Item 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
B'nai B'rith Sportsmen Lodge dinners series
1969 dinner file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
2
File
1
Item
36
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1969
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Weddings series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 6; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Weddings series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
6
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1956]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of a bride holding her bouquet of flowers.
Subjects
Brides
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
General Wingate Branch 256, Royal Canadian Legion
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 74; Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
General Wingate Branch 256, Royal Canadian Legion
Level
Item
Fonds
74
Item
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1957]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Identified standing in the back row (second from right) is Abe Shinwell.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Physical Condition
Good
Accession Number
1987-12-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Mimi Wise fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 16; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Mimi Wise fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
16
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Date
[ca. 1915]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (jpg)
Admin History/Bio
Joseph Marin was the husband of Sonia (Stern) Marin and the parents of Mimi (Marin) Wise. Ruth Marin was Mimi's older sister. Sonia (Stern) Marin and Beckie (Stern) Marin were sisters and Joseph and Ben Marin were brothers. Ben Marin was the husband of Beckie (Stern) Marin. Sonia Brown was the wife of Peter Brown and the sister of Joseph Marin. Dr. Julius Levine was the husband of Mrs. Levine and a cousin of Joseph and Ben Marin.
Scope and Content
This item is an electronic copy photograph of the Marin family, originally taken at a portrait studio. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: Sonia (Marin) Brown, Peter Brown (brother of architect Benjamin Brown), Joseph Marin, Mrs. Levine, Dr. Julius Levine, Ben Marin.
Front row, left to right: Grandmother Marin, Sonia Marin, Ruth Marin (baby), Grandfather Marin, Beckie Marin.
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
2006-9-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 45; Item 35
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
45
Item
35
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-]
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 15 x 10 cm in mat 24 x 16 cm
Scope and Content
Wedding portrait of a couple taken during the 1920s. It was likely one of the Goldstick children. The portrait was taken by Farmer Brothers studio on Spadina Avenue in Toronto.
Subjects
Married people
Portraits
Weddings
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Spadina Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 553
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
553
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1895
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative); 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph of a portrait of Albert Fine (b. 1880), probably in Russia.
Name Access
Fine, Albert
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Russia
Accession Number
1977-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Samuel Aaron and Rose Harris sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 115; Series 1-2; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Samuel Aaron and Rose Harris sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
115
Series
1-2
File
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1917-[ca. 1921]
Physical Description
10 photographs : b&w ; 15 x 23 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File contains portraits of Sydney Harris as a baby and small child. Included in some of the photographs are Sydney's father Samuel Aaron and mother Rose (née Geldzaeler) Harris.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Samuel Aaron and Rose Harris sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 115; Series 1-2; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
Samuel Aaron and Rose Harris sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
115
Series
1-2
File
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1922-[194-]
Physical Description
37 photographs : b&w and sepia ; 22 x 28 or smaller
Scope and Content
File includes portraits of Thelma Harris from the time she was a baby until she married her husband Albert Rose. Also pictured in some of the photos are her father, Samuel Aaron, and her mother, Rose (née Geldzaeler) Harris. Included are studeo portraits and snapshots, including graduation photos and one taken at Young's Point, Ontario.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
William and Tillie Harris sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 115; Series 1-5; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
William and Tillie Harris sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
115
Series
1-5
File
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-]-[196-]
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 21 cm and 8 x 12 cm and 7 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of portraits and snapshots of Tillie (née Shayne) Harris, including a photograph of Tillie with her brother Alex Shayne.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
William and Tillie Harris sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 115; Series 1-5; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Harris family series
William and Tillie Harris sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
115
Series
1-5
File
6
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
[ca. 1939]-1944
Physical Description
14 photographs : b&w and sepia ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File includes a number of portraits and snapshots of Fred Harris, son of William and Tillie Harris, during the Second World War when he served in the Canadian military. There are also copies of textual records related to his service in the Queen's Own Rifles and his death at Normandy on D-Day on June 6, 1944.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Geldzaeler family series
Mark and Yetta Geldzaeler family sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 115; Series 2-1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Geldzaeler family series
Mark and Yetta Geldzaeler family sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
115
Series
2-1
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1890]-[ca. 1900]
Physical Description
4 photographs : sepia ; 10 x 14 cm on mat 11 x 14 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of two studio portraits of Mark and Yetta (née Shumer) Geldzaeler and their children, Benjamin and Rose, a studio portrait of Benjamin and Rose and one of Alfred in cadet uniform.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Geldzaeler family series
Mark and Yetta Geldzaeler family sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 115; Series 2-1; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Thelma Harris Rose Family fonds
Geldzaeler family series
Mark and Yetta Geldzaeler family sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
115
Series
2-1
File
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1920]-1924
Physical Description
6 photographs : b&w and sepia ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of portraits and snapshots of Yetta Geldzaeler alone and with her grandchild, Sydney Harris.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
Level
Item
Fonds
2
Series
1
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[198-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a formal portrait of Ben Dunkelman.
Notes
Photograph is by Leo Hausman.
Name Access
Hausman, Leo, 1912-1982
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Physical Condition
Item is in good condition.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Rubin Family file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 51; Series 1; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Rubin Family file
Level
Item
Fonds
51
Series
1
File
3
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Date
[ca. 1963]
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. (tiff)
Scope and Content
Item is a family portrait of the Rubin family. Identified is:
Back row (left to right): Eleanor (Baker), Phil Givens, Sol Mandlsohn, Mark Mandlsohn, Gordon Donsky, Ruth Donsky, Joe Allen, and Dianne Allen.
Front row (left to right): Min Givens, Pauline Mandlsohn, Paul Rubin, Fanny Rubin, Sarah Donaky, and Nellie Allen.
Seated on floor (left to right): Michael Givens, Annie Mandlsohn, and Jeff Donsky.
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Portraits and publicity sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4-8; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Portraits and publicity sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
4-8
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1964-1966
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm or smaller
1 photograph : b&w ; 24 x 19 mounted on board 36 x 28 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of four mayoral portraits of Phil Givens.
Notes
Photographers and photography studios are identified on the photographs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Gevertz family and childhood photos file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 51; Series 1; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Gevertz family and childhood photos file
Level
Item
Fonds
51
Series
1
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1922
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a family portrait of the Gevertz family. Identified are (left to right): Mary (Gewercz), Hyman, and Phil.
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Phil, Min and family file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 51; Series 1; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Phil, Min and family file
Level
Item
Fonds
51
Series
1
File
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Oct.1964
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 23 cm mounted on board 28 x 35 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a family portrait of the Givens family. Identified in the photograph are (left to right): family pet, Min, Eleanor, Michael, and Phil.
Subjects
Pets
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Portraits and publicity sub-series
Official mayoral portraits file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4-8; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Portraits and publicity sub-series
Official mayoral portraits file
Level
Item
Fonds
51
Series
4-8
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1964
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Item is an official mayoral portrait of Phil Givens.
Notes
Photograph is by Cavouk Photographic Studio (Toronto)
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 89; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
89
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1900 and 1920]
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia tone ; 17 x 12 cm
Notes
Photograph by Kessner Studio. Originally in Bronx N.Y. but taken in Toronto. Kessner had a studio in the Junction.
Previously photograph #4218.
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1987-11-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
David and Rose Dunkelman sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 1-1; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Personal series
David and Rose Dunkelman sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
1-1
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]-[194-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 14 x 20 cm and 19 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
File contains two portraits of David Dunkelman.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 80; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Series
Fonds
80
Series
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1942-1946
Physical Description
72 photographs : b&w (36 negatives) : 18 x 12 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Series consists of negatives and proofs produced by Sylvia Schwartz in her studio. The images depict formal portraits of both male and female Jewish military personnel. While some images show just the head and upper body of the sitter, others capture the entire body in uniform.
There are thirty-seven portraits in total. Each portrait depicts a member of the Jewish community who served in the Second World War. Portraits feature images of members of the Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Canadian Navy and the Red Cross. In addition to this, there are three images of Canadian Jewish doctors who were members of the American military. Female military personnel in this series served as WRENs and in the Red Cross.
In image 34, the soldier is pictured with his wife and in image 20 the soldier is pictured with his bride. Records have been arranged alphabetically by last name at the item level.
Subjects
Canada--Armed Forces
Portraits
Physical Condition
One negative (image 26) has discoloured to a canary yellow shade; signifies that an anti-halation dye was not removed while processing; will not adversely affect the other negatives in the series.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of prominent entertainers series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of prominent entertainers series
Level
Series
Fonds
80
Series
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1940-1955
Physical Description
38 photographs : b&w (19 negatives) : 18 x 12 cm or smaller.
Scope and Content
Series consists of negatives and proofs produced by Sylvia Schwartz in the studio. The images depict formal portraits of prominent American and Canadian entertainers from the 1940s and 50s. They chiefly consist of images of the head and upper body of the sitter. Two images show entertainers with their families, two include the entertainers with Sylvia's companions, Jewell Schwartz and Frances Gruber, while one depicts a sitter with his piano. There are 17 subjects in total, as multiple negatives of certain entertainers have been retained.
The most prominent entertainer included in the series is Duke Ellington. Other entertainers included in the series are Willie Byrant, Todd Duncan, Calvin Jackson, Isabelle Lucas, Phyllis Marshall, Herbert Mills (of the Mills Brothers), Libby Morris, Bert Niosi, Bennie Payne, Walter "Foots" Thomas, John Weinzweig, Portia White and Frank Shuster and Johnny Wayne of "Wayne and Shuster".
Most images were taken in Sylvia's Toronto studio, however two were taken at the Apollo Theatre in New York City. Despite the different location, these images are still formal portraits with plain backgrounds and do not feature any interior views of the Apollo.
Notes
All negatives have been scanned and entered into the database as item level descriptions
For Item 21, a portrait of Portia White, there is no negative. The proof has instead been used in scanning.
Subjects
Entertainers
Portraits
Related Material
Please note: Negatives of Paul Robeson, the American baritone and activist, can be found in Series 6 (European Visits and Travel). These negatives are informal photographs of Robeson in his hotel room or apartment with friends in London, U.K.
Arrangement
Series has been arranged into two sub-series. Sub-series 1 contains twenty negatives and Sub-series 2 contains their corresponding proofs. Each item number in Sub-series 1 corresponds with a matching item number in Sub-series 2. They have been arranged alphabetically by last name in each sub-series.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1920]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 24 x 18 cm on matte 32 x 24 cm
Scope and Content
Item is 2 copies of a portrait of Aaron Ladovsky seated in a chair.
Notes
Photograph by Famous Photo Studios, G. Mendlevich, Prop., 402 Spadina Ave., Toronto
Originally cited as photo # 6222.
Subjects
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1999-11-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
34
Material Format
graphic material
Date
November 18, 1966
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of a man signed in Yiddish. The signature is dated November 18, [1966].
Notes
The photograph has previously been identified as Fishel Bimko, a Yiddish playwright who lived from 1890 to 1965. As the signature on the photograph appears to postdate his death, it is uncertain if the subject is Bimko.
Originally cited as photo # 6226.
Subjects
Authors, Yiddish
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2000-4-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal awards and tributes sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 8-1; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal awards and tributes sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
8-1
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Jewish communal activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 95; Series 4; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Jewish communal activities series
Level
File
Fonds
95
Series
4
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]-[ca. 1973]
Physical Description
21 photographs : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of portraits collected by Dr. Brown of prominent Jewish communal leaders. The bulk of the portraits are of individuals involved with the Associated Hebrew Schools and the Board of Jewish Education. Included are portraits of: Abe Posluns, Wilferd Gordon, Balfoura Gordon, Dr. Levi Jacober, Stephen Berger, Sam Sable, Arthur Kruger, Dr. David Mirsky, Rabbi Irwin E. Witty, William Leibel, Joseph Levine, Nathan Silver, Benjamin V. Levinter, J. Barney Goldhar, Rabbi Emanuel Forman, Abraham Lieff, and Joseph Tanenbaum.
Notes
Photographers and photography studios are identified on the photographs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Jewish communal activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 95; Series 4; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dr. Alexander Brown fonds
Jewish communal activities series
Level
File
Fonds
95
Series
4
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1968]-[ca. 1973]
Physical Description
14 photographs (8 contact sheet) : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm and 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of portraits collected by Dr. Brown of prominent Jewish communal leaders. The bulk of the portraits are of individuals involved with the Associated Hebrew Schools and the Board of Jewish Education. Included are portraits of: Dr. Alexander Brown, Meyer W. Gasner, Joseph Tanenbaum, Donald Carr, Mrs. J. Snider, Ben Steinberg, and Jack Daniels.
Notes
Photographers and photography studios are identified on the photographs.
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Physical Condition
Photographs are starting to curl and are quite stiff due to poor storage conditions.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Community organizations series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 1; Series 4; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Community organizations series
Level
Item
Fonds
1
Series
4
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1963
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Admin History/Bio
David Vanek ran for the Conservative Party in the Downsview riding in the 1963 Ontario election. He lost the seat to Vern Singer.
Scope and Content
Item consists of a publicity portrait of David Vanek for the provincial legislature campaign in 1963.
Subjects
Portraits
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Series
Fonds
37
Series
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1941-1978]
Physical Description
56 negatives : b&w, 1 col. ; 18 x 13 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Al Gilbert was born on November 18, 1922 in Toronto. His father Nathan Gittelmacher [Gilbert] owned a photography studio, called Elite Studios, where Al began to learn the photography trade. Al went to Central Technical High School for commercial art and started working at his father's store after he graduated at the age of 19. Al returned to school as an adult and earned his Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsmen degree from the Professional Photographers of America.
Al took over Gilbert Studios and moved to a larger location on Eglinton Street and then later to Davenport Road. Al married, and he and his wife Gail had two children named Nina and Michael.
Al began his career following in the tradition of his father photographing weddings and other significant events in the community. However, he also expanded his repertoire to include series of portraits documenting different cultural and religious groups. While still making a name for himself, Al arranged a deal with a local radio station -- CKEY -- that had a promotional programme called Club 580. The programme was designed to draw music celebrities down to an auditorium where school kids would get the chance to see them. He approached the station, asking if he could photograph these musicians, and in exchange, provide the station with picture postcards depicting the musicians. Some of the entertainers he photographed during this period included: Oscar Peterson, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, and Dizzy Gillespie. One of his most personally significant series documents all of Israel's Prime Ministers starting in 1959 with David Ben Gurion up until the late 1990s. Most recently, Al finished a series of portraits depicting prominent Italian Canadian men and women.
One of Al Gilbert's photographic influences was George Hurrell, whose portraits of Hollywood movie starts were backlit with spotlights creating a glamorous effect. In 1943, Gilbert started to introduce some of Hurrell's lighting techniques into his portraits. He was constantly changing the window displays at his store to draw attention to his latest techniques and attract a new clientele. Twenty years later, still fascinated with lighting, Al started using more window lighting and doing outdoor photography; he also perfected the technique of simulating natural light using artificial sources of light.
Al Gilbert built his reputation as a portrait photographer. Due to his innovative style and the prominence of his subjects, Al's work has received much recognition -- he has been given the Canadian Photographer of the Year in 1968, 1969, and 1973 from the Professional Photographers of Canada. He was awarded the Order of Canada and held the Confederate Medal of Canada. In addition, he was also the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Photographic Industry of America and the International Award from the American Society of Photographers.
Scope and Content
Series consists of portraits taken by Al Gilbert. The portraits depict prominent individuals from the Toronto Jewish community, Jewish clubs, politicians, and several well-known personalities including the comedians Wayne and Shuster.
Notes
All portraits were selected with the exception of duplicates and portraits where the issue of ownership remains unresolved because the photographer is unknown.
Name Access
Wayne & Shuster
Hurvitz, Rabbi
Hennick, Nat
Posluns
Kayfetz, Carl
Sterling, Bob
Van Der Hout, Victor
Goodman, Eddy
Greenberg, David
Kay, Jimmy
Hall, Robert
Shopsowitz, Sam
Lockshin, Lou
Topper, Harry
Drevnick,Bill
Givens, Phil
Silver, Nathan
Tanenbaum, Wayne
Orliffe, Herbert
Leslie, Dr. Harold
Herman, Woody
Waxman, Al
Wayne, Johnny
Shuster, Frank
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Nathan Gilbert portraits series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 37; Series 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Nathan Gilbert portraits series
Level
Series
Fonds
37
Series
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1920-1930]
Physical Description
5 negatives : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Nathan Gittelmacher was an immigrant from Kiev, Russia who moved to Toronto and first worked as a photographer at Empire Studios. In 1922, he opened up his own business called Elite Studios, located at 615 Queen Street West. He specialized in portraits and catered to a largely Jewish clientele. Many of Nathan's portraits were produced with a large format view camera and printed from glass negatives.
Nathan Gittelmacher changed his family's name to Gilbert in the early 1940s and subsequently altered the family business name to Gilbert Studios. Nathan was married to Nina and they had four children named: Lou, Jack, Albert and Ruth.
Scope and Content
Series consists of photographs taken by Nathan Gilbert. The photographs in this series are mostly of the Gilbert family. One of the Gilbert family portraits depicts the Gilbert automobile with the Elite Studio's insignia written across the side of the car. Also here, are a few examples of studio portraits that reflect Nathan Gilbert's photographic style.
Name Access
Gilbert, Nathan
Subjects
Portraits
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring the Toronto Jewish community file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 1; Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring the Toronto Jewish community file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
1
Item
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1956
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 11 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of D. Lou Harris (right) and an unidentified man at the Negev dinner.
Notes
Photograph by Al Gilbert.
Name Access
Harris, D. Lou
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring the Toronto Jewish community file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 1; Item 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring the Toronto Jewish community file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
1
Item
21
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1956
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 26 x 21 cm and 13 x 11 cm
Admin History/Bio
Manny Rotman was married to Goldie Kestenbaum and they had three children: Millie, Jennie and Joe. Rotman was president of a hotel corporation and also worked as a business consultant. He was past president of the Jewish National Fund, Toronto's B'nai B'rith Lodge, and, as well, he sat on many committees and boards for Jewish organizations.
Scope and Content
Photograph is of Manny Rotman, the Negev Dinner Committee Chairman, posing for a portrait.
Notes
Photograph by Al Gilbert.
Name Access
Rotman, Manny
Kestenbaum, Goldie
Jewish National Fund
Subjects
Businesspeople
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
The generation of Posluns captured in this photograph were the children of Sheindel and Abraham Isaac Posluns. They had seven children named: Abe, Louis, Sam, Joseph, Gertie, Sarah and Anne.
Abe was born in 1908. He married Elsie Posluns and had three children named: Alan Irwin, Dorothy Hildred, and Richard Wilfred Joel. Abe Posluns was a financier and was actively involved in the Toronto Jewish community.Moreover, at different points in his life, he was president of the United Community Fund of Greater Toronto, president of the Jewish Home for the Aged, President of Baycrest Hospital, Honorary Vice-President for United Jewish Welfare Fund, Director and Executive of New Mount Sinai Hospital, Director of YW-YMHA, Director of Canadian Welfare Council, and a member of B'nai B'rith, Primrose Club, and Oakdale Golf and Country Club.
Louis Posluns was married to Leah and they had three sons: Wilfred, Jack and Irving. Louis was the Presdient of YMHA and a founding member of Beth Tzedec Congregation. Louis and his brother Jospeh started a family business called Superior Cloak; all four brothers became involved in the business, which in turn led to the creation of several other successful organizations.
Sam Posluns was Past President of the Board of Jewish Education.
The Posluns family was involved in many philanthropic ventures, which included a donation to the Baycrest Hospital to help fund a centre devoted to helping seniors who suffer from dementia as a result of strokes. The Louis and Leah Posluns Centre for Stroke and Cognition opened in 2000. The Leah Posluns Theatre located at the Bathurst Jewish Community Centre was also funded by the Poslun family.
Scope and Content
Photograph is of the Posluns siblings. Seated from left to right are Gertie Wasserman, Joseph and Louis. Standing from left to right are Sam, Abe, Sarah Bernstein and Anne Straus.
Name Access
Posluns
Subjects
Brothers and sisters
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
1997-7-6 Sam Posluns fonds
1999-12-2 Leah Posluns Theatre
2004-5-79 Posluns family memorabilia
Oral History #AC 214 Abe Posluns
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Nathan Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 5; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Nathan Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
5
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1920]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Nathan Gittelmacher was an immigrant from the Ukraine who moved to Toronto and first worked as a photographer at Empire Studios. In 1922, he opened up his own business called Elite Studios, located at 615 Queen Street West. He specialized in portraits and catered to a largely Jewish clientele.
Nathan Gittelmacher changed his family's name to Gilbert in the early 1940s and subsequently altered the family business name to Gilbert Studios. Nathan was married to Nina and they had four children named: Lou, Jack, Albert and Ruth.
Scope and Content
Image is of Nathan and Nina Gilbert with their eldest child, Lou.
Notes
The archivist has made an informed guess about the identity of the child based on the date of the photograph.
Subjects
Families
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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